The 8(a) STARS II GWAC is a competitive multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) set-aside contract vehicle for small businesses that participate in the Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) program. The efficient, flexible way to order Information Technology services and solutions worldwide, while accruing 8(a) socioeconomic credit, provides Federal agencies a simpler method for procurement of services.
Because Rylex is also a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), the agencies get credit in multiple areas.
The 8(a) STARS II GWAC program has a five-year base with one five-year option. It has a $10 billion program ceiling and facilitates sole-source, also known as directed award, task orders up to $4 million each.
Yes, based on Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act ( 15 U.S.C. 637 and FAR 19.8 ), you may award task orders under the $4 Million competitive threshold on a sole-source basis. We also call this a directed order. Contract holders may take advantage of this unique provision based on self-marketing efforts or past performance. You must give all contract holders within a functional area fair opportunity to compete when requirements exceed the $4 Million competitive threshold in accordance with FAR 16.
If you write the task order as an IT Services-Based Solutions. The solution is work that, on its own, might not be considered IT but characterized as "Ancillary Support". Ancillary Support can be categorized as Ancillary Services and Ancillary Equipment, as shown below: Ancillary Services (i.e. clerical support; training; construction, alteration and repair; telecommunications/wireless transport, additional labor categories, etc.) must be integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution.
Ancillary Equipment (hardware, software, software licenses, racks, mounts; etc.) may be purchased if integral and necessary for the IT services-based solution. Telecommunications, wireless, and satellite products and services may be purchased a s part of an overall IT services-based solution.
The sole purpose of a requirement may not be for a commodity (e.g. land mobile radios) or transport services or wireless connectivity.
We have negotiated rates with GSA that are fully burdened labor rates inclusive of all direct and indirect costs (e.g., profit, fringe benefits, salary, indirect rates).
The government customer has a Contract Access Fee (CAF) which is .75 percent (less than 1 percent) which is added these rates. • B = CAF Rate set by GSA e.g., 0.75 percent (a constant rate) • C = Embedded charges, e.g., $500,000.00 value in CLIN.
FORMULA (Use for Embedded Charged CLINs): $CAF = (C/1+B)*(B)
Example: ($500,000.00/1.0075) * (0.0075) = $3,722.08 CAF Our rates are not published yet. They anticipate December 2017. You can obtain pricing by filling out a pricing request by filling out the form here.
Industry Partner Name: RYLEX CONSULTING
Contract Number: GS00Q17GWD2404
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Contract Number: GS00Q17GWD2404
Period of Performance: 16 June 2017 to 30 August 2027 (Includes 5 year follow on)
Chances are good to get a 5-year extension and then subsequent 3-year performance. You could utilize this to get IT services for 13 years from our company. You can read about it here https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105243
I want to let you know how valuable your IT team has been to our organization. Your infrastructure and network team is nothing short of outstanding. They are great to work with and highly professional. Please extend our gratitude and appreciation to your team for all they accomplish for us. Thank you.”
Gerard B.—Project Manager